NEWPORT NEWS - Steven Parker Anslow, 69, died peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Riverside Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Steven was born on October 4, 1944 in New York, New York to Laura Irene (Wentzel) and Dr. William Parker Anslow. Soon after, the family relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia. He lived in the Hampton Roads area for the majority of his life and was a resident of Newport News for the past 22 years. Steven served as a Corporal in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 until 1967. He then attended Old Dominion College in Virginia until 1970. Steven had a great love of baseball and was involved in many teams during his life. He played while attending Old Dominion College. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force until 1967. During this time, he was played for and was the Asst. Coach Manager for the RAF Lakenheath Baseball Team in England. Throughout his life, Steven stayed involved in the sport. He was an Asst. Coach for Virginia Wesleyan College, Asst. Coach and Asst. Manager of the Chesapeake Athletic Club, and helped to organize the Norfolk Summer League Baseball Program. Aside from baseball, another great passion for Steven was animals. He served on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula SPCA until shortly before his death.He was an active member of the community serving as the President of the Merideth Woods Association, member of the Virginia Beach Community Resource Board, and American Legion Post 55. Steven held a career in Mortgage Banking for 35 years. He was the Vice President of VNB Mortgage, Investor and Vice President of American Home Funding, and retired from B.F. Saul as a mortgage broker in 2005. Steven was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Scott Christian Anslow USMC; mother, Laura Irene (Wentzel) Anslow; and father, Dr. William Parker Anslow. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son, Matthew Parker Anslow and wife, Andriette; son, P. Daniel Anslow; daughter-in-law, Tammy Sue Anslow; granddaughter, Madison Paige Anslow; brother, Malcolm R. Anslow and wife, Beverly; niece, Jennifer Anslow; nephew, Duncan Anslow and wife, Alicia; great-nieces Amelia Anslow and Isabelle Anslow; great-nephew Harrison Anslow; and many close friends. Visitation will be at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Memorial Service will be held at the Peninsula Community Chapel in Yorktown on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Steven will be interred at Quantico National Cemetery. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to his friends that helped to care for Steven in his time of need. Steven had wished to extend a special thank you to Virginia Oncology, Dr. Mattern, Lynn Kelly, and Donna, whose management of his various diseases gave him "quality of life". The family thanks you all for your condolences and wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Peninsula SPCA.
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Published in Daily Press on Nov. 13, 2013